Rounak Langhe MBA, CFA
Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
Rounak Langhe CFA is the founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Durham Asset Management Inc. He has fourteen years of experience in portfolio construction, risk management, and client relationship management. He is an expert in asset-liability management, credit market functions, structured product investments, and fixed income product trading. He has maintained first quartile performance throughout his investment management career.
Rounak has an MBA from the Tippie School of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City USA and a Bachelor of Science from Punjab University Chandigarh, India. He holds a Chartered Investment Manger designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.
Independent Review Committee
President at Big Red Management Consulting Ltd
Resilient investment executive with broad experience acquired over 30 years to consistently deliver enviable investment performance through a deep analytical process. A collaborative leader, with deep insurance experience who fosters positive relationships with all stakeholders with a proven ability to build assets in a variety of channels. Created a strong culture of teamwork and led a diverse group of people to attain award-winning performance, while concentrating on Responsible Investing. Promoted premium client service, that increased sales, reduced cost and generated bottom-line growth and sustainability.
Investor, Consultant, Philanthropist
Hosen Marjaee CFA, MBA, B.Eng. Bs. Eng. is an investment professional with close to forty years of experience in trading, security analysis and portfolio management. He has held senior positions at major Canadian asset management institutions such as Senior Managing Director at Manulife Investment Management and as Senior Portfolio Manager at BIMCOR Inc. Hosen was on the board of directors of Toronto CFA Society and was part time professor of finance at Schulich School of Business.
Leon Efraim, LL.B.
Partner at Thomas, Efraim LLP
Leon advises public and private issuers in all sectors, including real estate, technology, manufacturing, marketing, and resources. Leon’s clients include; investment firms, an angel investment organization, a federally and provincially-funded investment fund, a large real estate brokerage, several property developers and management firms, oil and gas, and mining companies.
Board of Directors
CFO and co-Founder of Making Better Lives Inc.
Michael Lay is a seasoned Capital Markets executive with over 25 years of market experience. Mr. Lay started at Dominion Securities in 1993. He held various increasingly senior roles across the debt trading desk from 1993 until 2011, culminating as a Managing Director and Head of High Yield Trading and Distribution. Michael was recruited by Scotiabank Global Capital Markets, where he was hired as Managing Director and Head of Syndication, a role he held for six years. Currently, Mr. Lay is the CFO and co-Founder of Making Better Lives Inc., a not-for-profit corporation focussing on the issues facing those experiencing homelessness. Mr. Lay is a graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.
Principal at NextStep
Murray Neal is Principal at NextStep, an advisory boutique focusing on providing tailored capital markets solutions to clients. From 2017 to 2019, he was Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Syndication at Scotiabank, responsible for the placement of fixed income transactions in investment grade and high yield public and private markets. From 2000 to 2017, Murray was Managing Director in Debt Capital Markets, where he provided capital markets coverage to a wide variety of debt issuers in Canada and the United States. He and his team participated in more than $100 billion in new issues for clients, with more than $35 billion as lead manager. He provided fixed income capital markets coverage to various corporate and government issuers focusing on domestic, euro, and Japanese capital markets. Murray has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, an MSc. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.